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If you loved Barney Fife from “The Andy Griffith Show,” you’ll love this! Karen Knotts, acclaimed actress and daughter of legendary comedian Don Knotts, pays tribute to father in her recently released memoir, Tied Up in Knotts.

During her childhood and her teenage years, Karen says she and her father often “butted heads” over her desire to enter show business: “I always wanted to be an actress, even when I was young, but he said, ‘No, that’s not a good life for a child.”

Despite his warning, she said that he supported her “100 percent in the end” when she started performing at age 16.  She attended Beverly Hills High School and went on to study at the USC School of Cinema Arts.

As a young comedienne, Karen toured with her father in many plays across the US. In 2006, following her father’s death, she created her one-woman, live stage show, “Tied Up in Knotts”, which she has taken on the road through 32 states. The show honors Don’s life with stories, jokes, and characters.     

Knotts also writes for the stage; her one-woman play Roger and Betsy was nominated for the Merce Awards in 2009.  She has written two plays, Dates from Hell the Musical, and a farce, But We Open Tonite.

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